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noun Chemistry.

a black powder, FeO, insoluble in water, soluble in acid.

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Also called iron monoxide.

Origin of ferrous oxide

First recorded in 1870–75
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Scientific definitions for ferrous oxide

ferrous oxide

A black powder used to make steel, green heat-absorbing glass, and enamels. Chemical formula: FeO.
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